A combined GP-GPU/FPGA desktop system for accelerating image processing applications (GUDI)

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Until recently, machines with a huge computing power were synonymous with expensive supercomputers. In recent years, two new technologies have brought the power of high performance computing to the desktop computer: the GP-GPU or general purpose graphical processing unit and the reconfigurable FPGA or Field Programmable Gate Arrays. GP-GPUs are used for massively strong, independent parallelism, while FPGAs are powerful for tasks with less regular parallelism, which can also take dependencies into account.